June 09, 2022
The past couple of years have been challenging for our production partners and project queue and we sincerely appreciate the continued patience of our customers on these projects. New Dark Regions Press projects are no longer offered for public retail preorder as a way for us to reduce delays for our customers moving forward. We will continue working until every single preorder item is shipped.
Production Updates June 2022
Return of the Old Ones: Apocalyptic Lovecraftian Horror Deluxe Signed Hardcover: the books are complete and with us right now! See above photos. Slipcase production starts this month and due to labor/supply chain issues our slipcase maker expects production to take around 90 days so we expect to start shipping this deluxe hardcover in slipcase by Fall. Thank you to everyone for your continued patience - we are very close to shipping this deluxe hardcover edition!
Malorie: A Bird Box Novel Special Edition by Josh Malerman: production is in process now and we expect the signed & numbered hardcover edition to ship by Fall/Winter! The deluxe lettered edition traycases will take around 90 days to produce so we expect the deluxe edition of Malorie to ship within 90 to 120 days of the numbered edition shipping. Watch for another update with photos when the numbered edition of Malorie is complete!
Offspring 30th Anniversary Edition by Jack Ketchum: the numbered edition hardcover books should be complete and shipping to customers by Fall/Winter! Traycases will take an additional 90 days to produce for the deluxe lettered edition so the deluxe edition should ship within 90 to 120 days after the numbered. Photos will be posted when the numbered edition is complete!
Prisoner of Violence by Joe R. Lansdale and Keith Lansdale: the graphic novel is fully lettered and designed and production is in process now - we expect trade editions to ship by Fall/Winter and deluxe signed hardcover editions to ship within 90 to 120 days after trade editions. Photos will be posted when the trade editions are in stock!
Pirates of the Old World: production is in process now and we expect trade editions to start shipping by Winter! Deluxe signed slipcased hardcovers will ship first half of next year. Photos will be posted when trade editions of Pirates are in stock and shipping!
Tales from Arkham Sanitarium Edited by Brian M. Sammons: ebooks and trade hardcovers will start shipping within 90 days! Deluxe signed slipcased hardcover production starts later this year and we anticipate the deluxe signed hardcover to ship early next year.
Carnacki: Starry Wisdom & Other Stories by William Meikle Deluxe Signed Slipcased Hardcover: printing on this edition starts within 60 days and we expect the books to be complete by Fall with slipcase production starting thereafter. Our objective is to ship this edition by Winter and will post another update when this edition is complete!
Transmissions from Punktown Edited by Brian M. Sammons: after a long trip the signature sheets have now been signed by all contributors and are headed back to us. These sheets will soon be sent to the printer/binder and once they have those sheets printing can start. We expect printing to start this Summer and for this deluxe hardcover with slipcase to be shipping to customers by end of year.
The Cal Wild Chronicles by Gene O'Neill Deluxe Signed Hardcover: this project is next in line at our printer/binder with production slated to start this Summer, we expect this deluxe edition which clocks in at over 1,000 pages to ship to customers by end of year.
Discoveries: Best Of Horror and Dark Fantasy Edited by James R. Beach and Jason V Brock Deluxe Signed Hardcover: this project will be entering production this Summer and is expected to be complete and ready to ship to customers with slipcases by end of year.
Dark Regions Press is committed to delivering all of these projects to our customers and we have significantly reduced new project development until we get caught up on older projects! Thank you again to everyone for your continued patience and watch for more updates in the future as more editions are completed.
July 17, 2021
We know that delays can be frustrating but we are committed to delivering all of these volumes/products and avoiding such delays for future projects. Starting January 1st 2021 we ceased offering any public preorders of new/upcoming Dark Regions Press published projects which you can read about by clicking here. Moving forward when we launch a new DRP project for retail sale to the public it will already be in-stock and ready to ship. As a small press in business since 1985, we will work our hardest with good intentions to deliver every preorder project that we publish to our patient customers as soon as possible and look forward to offering new projects as in-stock at launch in the future. If you ever have any questions or concerns please contact us at darkregions.com/contact or facebook.com/darkregionspress and we will be happy to help. Thank you!
PRODUCTION UPDATES JULY 17TH 2021
Richard Laymon’s Midnight’s Lair Special Definitive Edition
The slipcases and traycases are complete and shipping for all remaining preorders of this title will start by end of July!
Stephen King Mystery Box Wave 2
Shipping on Wave 2 of the Stephen King Mystery Boxes starts within 45 days! Thank you so much to everyone for your patience, it took longer than expected for us to get the inventory needed to fulfill these boxes but we’re getting close to shipping! Based on current market prices, our customers will be getting excellent value in these boxes. Thanks again and we look forward to shipping these out soon.
Offspring 30th Anniversary Edition by Jack Ketchum
Pre-production is wrapping up and printing is slated to start within 30 days! Thank you to everyone for your patience - the 3rd volume in the Dead River series, The Woman by Jack Ketchum and Lucky McKee, will only be offered for sale once it’s already in-stock and ready to ship to customers - and we’re getting a head start on it now!
Return of the Old Ones Deluxe Hardcover
Final changes are being made to the files right now and printing should start within 15 days of posting this update!
Malorie: A Bird Box Novel Special Edition by Josh Malerman
Printing starts on Malorie within 30 days of writing this update! We have one main printer/binder who is handling almost all of our larger projects. This has resulted in some slowing of the production line since we have added so many of our projects to their queue. We are working with them to get these projects finished and out to our patient customers as soon as possible! Thank you all for your patience.
The Cabin at the End of the World Special Edition by Paul Tremblay
Printing for this title starts within 60 days of posting this update! Thank you to everyone for your patience.
Carnacki: Starry Wisdom & Other Stories by William Meikle Deluxe Hardcover
Signature sheets are being sent to the author very soon and printing is slated to start within 90 days of this update. Thank you all for your patience!
Black Labyrinth Anthology I : Possession
This project was created for a writing contest and as a result is taking more time in pre-production than other projects. We are still in the process of getting stories from invited authors for this project to ensure enough stories to make a full book. Because this volume is still in pre-production we will refrain from giving a firm ETA other than to say that we’re working full steam ahead on this project and think everyone will be excited to see some of the authors who are now involved! Watch for an announcement in the coming months with the authors who joined the roster for this anthology and we’ll be working to get pre-production wrapped and printing started on this project asap!
Survive the Night: Three at Dusk, One at Dawn
This project is in roughly the same position as Black Labyrinth Anthology I : Possession - this project is currently in pre-production as we gather more stories to make it a full book. Like the Black Labyrinth anthology, this book was created for a writing contest and this has increased the pre-production time. Thank you to everyone for your patience as we work to make it the best book it can be, we’ll update with more as things progress!
Prisoner of Violence by Joe R. Lansdale and Keith Lansdale
At this time we are working away on the design of this first-ever graphic novel from Dark Regions Press to make sure the presentation is up to par with professional standards for graphic novels. As our first-ever graphic novel it is taking us time to get this prepared in pre-production for printing and sincerely appreciate the patience of our customers. Our objective is to get printing started on this graphic novel by end of summer. The story by Joe Lansdale and Keith Lansdale is fantastic, the artwork by Mark Torres is stunning… we can’t wait to get this into the hands of our patient customers!
Pirates of the Old World
This project is in the final stages of pre-production and we’re working to get printing started as soon as possible. We offered this one early in pre-production and apologize to our customers for offering it so early in pre-production which has resulted in the longer wait time. Projects like Pirates of the Old World are what inspired our new no retail preorder policy for new Dark Regions Press projects which you can read about here. We are committed to delivering Pirates of the Old World in good form to our patient campaign backers and customers. Thank you to everyone who is sticking with us through this process, we hope that you’ll agree it was worth the wait. Watch for more updates on Pirates as things progress!
For questions about other Dark Regions Press projects or projects from other publishers please contact us at darkregions.com/contact or facebook.com/darkregionspress
Thank you all again for your patience, as a small press we’re doing our best to get these preorder volumes finished as soon as possible for our customers. After that, we look forward to launching several new projects for sale as in-stock and shipping at launch. Be in touch again and keep reading horror!
December 29, 2020
December 29th 2020 Production Updates
General Note: starting January 1st 2021 we will only offer new Dark Regions Press published projects/products for public retail sale when they are in-stock and ready to ship to customers. This is part of our ongoing effort to minimize product delays. Read a statement from the publisher on this new policy here.
Night Shift Deluxe Special Edition by Stephen King (Cemetery Dance) - The books are in transit to us right now from the publisher and our team will start prepping the many customer preorders for this edition first week of January. We expect shipping to start by mid January for this edition and thank our customers for your patience! Watch for a tracking e-mail from us in the near-future.
The Dead Zone Special Edition by Stephen King (PS Publishing) - These books were just delivered to us and our team will start prepping preorders this week with the first orders expected to ship out by next week!
Stephen King Mystery Boxes (Wave 1) - Prepping starts for Wave 1 Stephen King Mystery Box shipment within 30 days! Shipments are scheduled to start by February. Watch for updates in our e-mail newsletter as shipping gets closer!
Horror Summer Sale Mystery Boxes - The exclusive title for the Horror Summer Sale Mystery Boxes was delayed due to events of 2020. We are working hard to get this new title complete by first half of 2021 and will be contacting applicable customers soon about partial shipments before the new title is released. Please Contact Us if you are interested in a partial shipment.
Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist Special Edition (Suntup) - The publisher anticipates this title to ship in early 2021. As soon as we receive our allotment of this title customer preorders will be prepped and shipped. Watch for updates in our e-mail newsletter on when this book comes in!
1984 by George Orwell Special Edition (Suntup) - The publisher anticipates this title to ship in early 2021. As soon as we receive our allotment of this title customer preorders will be prepped and shipped. Watch for updates in our e-mail newsletter on when this book comes in!
Return of the Old Ones Deluxe Hardcover - Currently in queue at the printer after significant unforeseen delays were created this year with partial closures, we expect printing to start soon and thank all of our customers for your enduring patience on this edition. As soon as printing starts we'll post an update in our e-mail newsletter!
Pirates of the Old World - This project was offered for preorder when it was still in pre-production. Unfortunately one of the main authors (W. H. Pugmire) passed away before finishing his story and another main author withdrew from the project. We now have other excellent stories in their place and are preparing the project for production. We thank all of our customers for your enduring patience on this title and apologize for offering the preorder early in pre-production. This title among others inspired our new no public retail preorder policy starting January 1st 2021. As soon as printing on Pirates starts we will post an update in our e-mail newsletter and thank you all again for your patience!
Stranger Weather by Joe Hill Special Edition (Cemetery Dance) - Here is the latest update directly from the publisher: "All four volumes of this special edition are now at the printer! Due to the time needed to make the slipcases and traycases, this will be a late spring 2021 publication. Thank you for your patience!"
The Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer (Cemetery Dance) - Here is the latest update directly from the publisher: "This one has been sent to our printer, but it is in the very early stages. They are backlogged and scheduling jobs into the spring at the moment, so we don't want to give an estimated publication date that we are absolutely sure about, but we did want to let you know it is with our printer and will be published in the first half of 2021."
La Belle Fleur Sauvage by Caitlin R. Kiernan Deluxe Hardcover - Production is slated to start in the first quarter of 2021. Our objective is to ship this deluxe hardcover to customers by Summer 2021 and appreciate your patience!
Black Labyrinth Anthology I : Possession - The anthology is currently being proofed and soon designed then production will start! Watch our e-mail newsletter for an update when printing officially starts.
Offspring 30th Anniversary Edition by Jack Ketchum - Production starts very soon! Watch for an e-mail newsletter update in the near-future when printing starts and thanks so much to everyone for your patience.
Thank you again to all Dark Regions Press customers for your patience! We look forward to bringing you new projects and products in 2021 when they are already in-stock and ready to ship. Read about our new policy here and have a Happy New Year!
July 09, 2020
July 9th 2020 Production Updates
Nightmare's Realm Deluxe Signed & Numbered Slipcased Hardcover - 75% of all preorders have been shipped as of writing this and we are on track to reaching 99% shipped by next week. Contact Us if you have not received a shipping note by July 15th 2020 for Nightmare's Realm deluxe hardcover.
I AM THE ABYSS Deluxe Signed & Numbered Slipcased Hardcover - 100% shipped. Thank you to everyone who has sent us photos and positive feedback on this deluxe edition!
Night Shift Deluxe Special Edition by Stephen King - the publisher has reported that the books are complete and the slipcases and traycases are currently being made! Here is the latest update copy and pasted directly from the publisher with the last update being July 1st 2020:
We have some very good news: the Limited Edition and Artist Numbered Edition of Night Shift have been completed, and the slipcases and traycases are being started now that the case maker has finished books to get the sizing just right.
We're not going to announce a publication date just yet because these big Stephen King projects have A LOT of moving parts, and there can be delays, etc. We just don't want to post a date until we're 100% sure of what that date should be, but we did want to let everyone know this one is much closer to publication and will be out this year. Thank you very much for your patience!
Stephen King Mystery Boxes (Wave 1 and Wave 2) - The Wave 1 Stephen King Mystery Boxes which were offered in November of 2019 are expected to start shipping Q4 2020! The Wave 2 Stephen King Mystery Boxes should partially ship around Q4 2020 as well with shipments extending into Summer 2021. Thank you to everyone for your patience as our team works hard to make these Stephen King Mystery Boxes something truly special for our customers. More updates will be posted as we get close to Wave 1 shipping!
Clive Barker Mystery Boxes - Due to multiple unexpected circumstances the Clive Barker Mystery Boxes will be shipping by end of Summer. Thank you to everyone for your patience and watch for updates coming soon as we get close to shipping!
Black Labyrinth Anthology I : Possession - The first Black Labyrinth Anthology is currently in pre-production and we expect printing to start within 90 days! Another update will be posted when printing starts.
Survive the Night: Three at Dusk, One at Dawn - Writing contest winners will be selected and announced by August! Printing expected to start within 90 days of this announcement. Stay tuned for more updates on Survive the Night!
La Belle Fleur Sauvage by Caitlín R. Kiernan - Plague of the Womb Deluxe Signed & Numbered Hardcover - Due to our printers/binders temporarily closing/reducing capacity, this project had to be halted but is now back in the works and printing is expected to start by end of Summer. Thank you to everyone for your patience.
The Cabin at the End of the World Special Edition by Paul Tremblay - This is another project that had to be halted due to our production partners fully or partially closing but we expect printing to start by end of Summer. More updates will be posted regarding The Cabin at the End of the World in the near-future!
The Cal Wild Chronicles by Gene O'Neill Deluxe Signed & Lettered Slipcased Hardcover - Printing expected to start within 90 days! Watch for another update on The Cal Wild Chronicles very soon when printing starts.
Full Throttle by Joe Hill Signed & Numbered Hardcover - The publisher has the completed books and slipcases will be done soon! We expect to receive our allotment of this title from the publisher by September and for customer preorders to start shipping by October.
Pirates of the Old World - This project was met with a significant plethora of delays, in large part caused by one of the main authors (Wilum Pugmire) passing away and another main author withdrawing from the project. We're happy to let our customers know that we are now on track for printing to start within 90 days! We will be posting another update on Pirates of the Old World in the near future and thank everyone for your patience.
Return of the Old Ones Deluxe Signed Hardcover - After switching production partners twice and facing temporary closures from the latest production partners, our new printer for this project is working to get things started as soon as possible - printing is expected to start within 60 days! Another update will be posted soon when printing starts.
Writing as Life by William F. Nolan Signed Limited Hardcover - Production is slated to start within 60 days! Yet another project that had to wait for our production partners to reopen. Watch for an update when printing starts soon and thank you for your patience!
Offspring 30th Anniversary Edition by Jack Ketchum - Printing slated to start within 60 days! Watch for another update coming soon when printing starts.
Prisoner of Violence by Joe R. Lansdale and Keith Lansdale - Pre-production is still finalizing on this first-ever graphic novel from Dark Regions Press. We expect production to get started later this year and will have more specific estimates then. Our objective is to get shipping started on Prisoner of Violence by end of year.
April 13, 2020
I AM THE ABYSS Deluxe Signed Hardcovers - Books are complete and they look fantastic! Slipcase production is underway and we are working to get Kickstarter backer package shipping started by June and retail preorders will start after 100% of applicable Kickstarter packages including the deluxe edition are shipped. Check out photos of the deluxe signed hardcover below and watch for another update coming soon when the slipcases are complete! I AM THE ABYSS deluxe hardcover is the first-ever Dark Regions Press special edition to feature black-dyed page edges. Printed offset in 4 colors throughout, Smyth sewn case binding, bound in black leather with a special stamp design in gold and signed by all contributors. Sold out as of writing this.
Demiurge: The Complete Cthulhu Mythos Tales of Michael Shea Signed & Numbered Hardcover - 99% of preorders have been shipped. If you have not received your signed limited hardcover of Demiurge please Contact Us.
Nightmare's Realm Deluxe Signed Hardcover - the books are expected to be complete at the binder in May and slipcase production will start immediately thereafter. We anticipate customer preorders of Nightmare's Realm deluxe hardcover to start shipping Summer 2020 and sincerely appreciate your patience!
The Cabin at the End of the World Special Edition by Paul Tremblay - we received the fantastic interior art by artist Alexandra Green and are now preparing the book files for the printer. We anticipate printing to start within 90 days and thank everyone for your patience as we work to make this a very special edition of Paul's Bram Stoker Award winning novel.
Richard Laymon's Midnight's Lair Special Definitive Edition - we are currently waiting to receive the signature sheets from a contributor and will then act quickly to get printing started, we hope to get the signature sheets within the next 30 days! When printing starts preorders for this special edition will open.
Wolf Hunt 3 Special Edition by Jeff Strand - the printer/binder for this special edition is temporarily closed but plans to reopen by May. We are getting everything ready to get printing started right when they reopen. Once printing has officially started preorders will start for Wolf Hunt 3 Special Edition.
Thanks to everyone for your patience and watch for more updates on these titles coming soon!
January 30, 2020
We have multiple updates on outstanding preorder products from Dark Regions Press and other publishers below. For updates from other publishers we can only supply the information that they supply publicly and to us directly. Thank you to all customers for your patience and as always we are committed to delivering every single product to our customers. If you don't see an update for something you're waiting on below and would like one please Contact Us.
PRODUCTION UPDATES 01/30/2020
I AM THE ABYSS Deluxe Hardcovers: the deluxe hardcover books for I AM THE ABYSS are scheduled to be completed in February! Slipcase production will start immediately thereafter and after the slipcases are complete this nearly 500 page deluxe hardcover printed offset in 4 colors with black dyed page edges will ship to customers. Thank you to everyone for your continued patience and we're working hard to make these hardcovers worth the wait!
Pirates of the Old World: an update was circulated via e-mail to all customers/campaign backers recently detailing that Pirates of the Old World needs more time in the incubator due to the unfortunate passing of one of the main authors (Wilum Pugmire) and another main author withdrawing. We're happy to announce that contracts are currently being signed for very talented authors to join Pirates of the Old World and we'll be sending customers/campaign backers details soon. Thank you to everyone for your patience on this project and we are committed to delivering an excellent book for our customers. Watch for the new Pirates update coming soon!
Offspring 30th Anniversary Edition: this project needed more time than anticipated to be prepared for the printer in pre production but we're happy to report that printing is starting very soon and the books are scheduled to ship to customers Q2 of this year! Thank you for your patience and we look forward to delivering this very special edition of Jack Ketchum's Offspring.
Prisoner of Violence by Joe R. Lansdale and Keith Lansdale: we have all of the completed artwork and now are working on the lettering of this first-ever graphic novel from Dark Regions Press. We anticipate printing to start within 90 days and will be posting another update as soon as printing starts.
Demiurge Signed Limited Hardcover: this special limited edition should be in our hands and shipping to customers within 90 days! Thank you to everyone for your patience and watch for an update showing photos of the hardcover book coming in the near future.
Return of the Old Ones Deluxe Hardcover: this deluxe edition is ready to go at the printers who are finishing up a few other Dark Regions Press projects. Printing will be starting very soon and we'll post an update as soon as it does!
Nightmare's Realm Deluxe Hardcover: currently being printed! The deluxe books should be done within 90 days and slipcase production will start immediately thereafter. We're asking the printer/binder to take photos of the books when complete and stay tuned for that update!
Black Labyrinth Anthology I : Possession: this title needed more time in preproduction but the ebook and paperback are expected to ship within 60 days of writing this! The signed limited hardcover edition is estimated to ship by Q2 2020. Thank you for your patience!
Writing as Life by William F. Nolan: we had to take a little more time with this title in preproduction than we expected but the ebook and trade paperback will be shipping within 10 business days! Limited edition hardcover printing starts within 60 days. Thank you to everyone for your patience and watch for ebooks/trade paperbacks of this title to go out within 10 business days.
Night Shift Deluxe Special Edition: based on the current information we have from the publisher we anticipate this special Stephen King deluxe edition to start shipping in the 2nd half of 2020 and sincerely appreciate the patience of our customers. Here's the latest update from the publisher's website on this volume copied and pasted:
"Night Shift by Stephen King:
We have some very good news! Our printer's new press that can handle Night Shift has been installed and they are quoting the project for us now. Once we have the quote, we'll get the book scheduled with them and we'll post the estimated schedule here. Thanks for all of your patience!"
The Stand Limited Edition Hardcover Set (PS): we have copied and pasted below our latest update on The Stand shipments and thank everyone for your understanding and patience on this matter:
From Dark Regions Press newsletter: "We are currently working on shipping out The Stand but have some very unfortunate news: 75% of the entire shipment to us was damaged due to inadequate packing from the printer who shipped it to us directly from the United Kingdom. The publisher is aware of this issue and it has affected other retailers as well and they're working with us to get replacement sets. We will be shipping out the 25% of sets that are okay in chronlological order to the customers who preordered the set first then the remainder may take another 60 days to ship due to the process of shipping the damaged sets overseas back to the UK then getting replacement sets shipped back to us here from the UK. We apologize to our customers for this unfortunate circumstance but we did not have any control over the way these sets were packed and shipped to us and the publisher has been very understanding and is working with us to get replacements. If you have any questions or concerns do not hestiate to contact us at darkregions.com/contact and thank you for your patience!"
Revival by Stephen King Deluxe Special Edition (LetterPress Publications): 99% of all applicable preorders for this title have been shipped. If you reserved a bundle with a shipping address outside of the United States your order will ship when all bundle items are in stock. Please Contact Us if you have not received your shipment of Revival.
December 30, 2019
Revival Special Edition by Stephen King - Our team has been working hard on the many customer preorders for Revival Special Edition by Stephen King and we're happy to let our customers know that roughly 40% of all preorders have been shipped! Our goal is to have 95% of all customer preorders for Revival shipped by January 10th. If you're waiting on this Stephen King special edition watch for a shipping notice coming soon!
Dreams from the Witch House Deluxe Hardcover - As of writing this 99% of all preorders for Dreams from the Witch House deluxe hardcover have been shipped! The remaining orders are mostly customers whose shipping information we need to confirm or other issue orders. If you're still waiting on Dreams from the Witch House deluxe please Contact Us as soon as you can.
The Boke of the Divill by Reggie Oliver Signed & Numbered Hardcover - 95% preorders for The Boke of the Divill signed hardcover have been shipped. The last of international orders are what remain and will be shipped by January 15th!
Demiurge: The Complete Cthulhu Mythos Tales of Michael Shea Signed & Numbered Hardcover - The binder is working away on this title and has told us the books will be done by February. Thus we are anticipating as of writing this that Demiurge signed hardcovers will be received by our team for prepping in the first half of March and will start shipping to customers in the 2nd half of March. Thank you very much to everyone for your patience.
The Children of Gla'aki Deluxe Signed Lettered Hardcover - 95% of all preorders for this edition have been shipped! Remaining preorders to be shipped by January 15th.
The Library of the Dead Deluxe Signed & Lettered Hardcover - The binder anticipates this deluxe edition to be complete by end of January! The books should arrive to us soon thereafter and we anticipate customer preorders for this edition to start shipping in February. Thanks to everyone for your patience!
Pirates of the Old World - Regretfully we must inform our customers that one of the main authors for Pirates of the Old World, Wilum Pugmire, passed away and another main author on the project withdrew. We are currently negotiating with two other very talented authors to write for the book. Unfortunately this does mean Pirates of the Old World will likely not be shipping until second half of 2020. We apologize to our customers but we did not anticipate these circumstances. Once contracts are signed we'll be making an announcement with some of the new author names for Pirates of the Old World!
I AM THE ABYSS Deluxe Signed Hardcovers - The binder has told us that the books should finally be done by end of January! We are asking them to take photos of the books to share with our customers once the books are done. Slipcase production will be underway by mid January and should take roughly 30-45 days. Thus we are estimating that the finished books inside of slipcases will be prepped and will begin shipping to customers by March/April. We can't wait to get this deluxe hardcover tome of almost 500 pages printed offset in all color to our customers. Thank you so much to everyone for your patience on this project and we'll be posting another update on the deluxe hardcovers soon!
October 24, 2019
We have some new production updates for our customers!
Dreams from the Witch House Deluxe Hardcover - we have the completed books and slipcases in-hand and are prepping all customer orders right now! We anticipate the first shipments to start by Halloween. Thank you to all customers for your patience and our goal is to ship 90% of Dreams from the Witch House deluxe orders by November 10th.
The Boke of the Divill by Reggie Oliver Signed & Numbered Hardcover - the books are done and are shipping to us now! We expect to receive the books by November 5th and giving time for order prepping shipments on Boke of the Divill limited should start by November 15th.
The Children of Gla'aki Deluxe Signed & Lettered Hardcover - books and slipcases are done, now the dust jackets are being printed! This deluxe edition should be complete and ready to ship by end of November. We'll be keeping our customers posted on this.
The Big Book of Hap and Leonard by Joe R. Lansdale Signed Limited - we have received our shipment of this title and orders will start shipping by November 1st! Watch for a shipping notice coming to your e-mail inbox soon.
Rosemary's Baby Artist Gift Edition - shipping now, so far about 30% of customer orders have been shipped and the remaining 70% will be shipped by Halloween.
Cardinal Black by Robert McCammon Signed & Numbered UK Hardcover - our shipment has arrived and we are now prepping customer orders which should start going out by Halloween!
Thank you to all customers for your continued patience and we'll be posting more production updates on other titles soon. Have a great Halloween with friends and family!
September 12, 2019
These are the latest production updates we have on September 12th 2019. Dark Regions Press titles are listed at the top, products from other publishers beneath.
The Boke of the Divill by Reggie Oliver Signed Hardcover: this hardcover saw some unfortunate delays due to Edwards-Malloy closing down, then Thomson-Shore going bankrupt. It is now being printed with another printer/binder and we expect them to be done producing the books by end of October. Thus, we anticipate shipments of this title to start by end of November 2019. Thank you to everyone for your continued patience.
Dreams from the Witch House Deluxe Hardcovers: slipcase production for this title took longer than expected, but we are happy to report the books and slipcases will be ready to ship by end of September! With order prepping we anticipate shipments of Dreams from the Witch House deluxe to start in the first half of October and greatly appreciate your patience!
The Library of the Dead Deluxe Hardcovers: printing on The Library of the Dead deluxe hardcovers finally starts this month after multiple delays, we are using a new production partner who can print, bind and create the slipcases all under one roof and anticipate this deluxe to be shipping by the end of 2019. Thanks to everyone for your patience.
Return of the Old Ones Deluxe Hardcovers: the signature sheets for this edition were sadly lost and we recently got a new set signed by several contributors. Now the editor is signing the sheets and once the printer has the sheets in-house production will officially begin on this title. Our sincere apologies for the repeated delays on this title and we'll be posting another update when production is underway.
Nightmare's Realm Deluxe Hardcovers: production on this deluxe hardcover will finally start in October! We anticipate this volume to ship in Q1 2020 giving time for the slipcase maker to produce the slipcases and sincerely appreciate your patience.
The Children of Gla'aki Deluxe Hardcovers: the books are complete and slipcase production is underway! We anticipate this deluxe edition to begin shipping by end of October 2019/first half of November 2019.
Discoveries: Best of Horror and Dark Fantasy Deluxe Hardcovers: sadly this was another volume where the signature sheets were lost! They are currently being circulated again and binding on this deluxe edition will begin once the binder has the newly signed tip-in sheets in-house.
The Cal Wild Chronicles Deluxe Hardcovers: these are next in line after The Library of the Dead at the same printer/binder. We expect production to start on this title by October and for this volume to be shipping Q1 of 2020. Thank you for your patience!
I AM THE ABYSS Hardcovers: this project has been an enormous challenge and has been switched between multiple production partners. At this juncture we are working hard to get the hardcover editions shipped by the end of 2019, but slipcase production might push that into Q1 2020. We understand that this volume has been delayed multiple times and apologize to our customers for these multiple delays but are doing all we can to get these volumes completed finally and into the hands of our patient customers.
PRODUCTS FROM OTHER PUBLISHERS:
The Big Book of Hap and Leonard: we have been informed our shipment of this title will be sent out within 30 days and we hope to begin customer shipments of the volume by late October!
Night Shift Deluxe Special Edition (CD): we have copied and pasted the latest update directly from the publisher on this title:
As you know, our schedule for the Stephen King special editions this year was completely thrown into chaos when one of our two big printers that can handle these “big" projects closed without warning back in June while they were working on SLEEPING BEAUTIES. Our other big printer was busy with their summer schedule of projects we had already started, but they've since cleared the press time needed for something on the magnitude of these Stephen King books and as of this week they've started work on SLEEPING BEAUTIES.
As soon as the printer is done with SLEEPING BEAUTIES later this year, we'll be sending them NIGHT SHIFT. We'll have a better idea of their schedule for printing and binding the book once we reach that point, and we will send additional email updates to keep you in the loop.
Since we had some unplanned additional production time, we decided to revisit an idea we had for the Table of Contents that wasn't possible when NIGHT SHIFT was first announced. Even though ALL THREE editions are completely sold out, and a lot of publishers would have called it a day, we're trying very hard to make these special editions in the Doubleday Years set truly special for our collectors, which is why we're very pleased to announce today that Stephen King has given us permission to include TWO BONUS STORIES that have never appeared in any edition of NIGHT SHIFT anywhere in the world: "The Glass Floor" and "Weeds."
Our designer will be adding this new "Bonus Section" to the book this week and we're thrilled to be including these terrific tales in our special edition of NIGHT SHIFT.
June 20, 2019
This post contains updates on multiple titles from Dark Regions Press and other publishers!
Frozen Hell: the trade hardcover is in-stock and will begin shipping next week! The deluxe signed hardcover should begin shipping by June 30th.
Dreams from the Witch House Deluxe Hardcover: books are scheduled to be complete at the printer/binder in July and slipcase production will start immediately thereafter. We are working hard to get this volume shipped to customers by September/October and greatly appreciate the enduring patience of our customers on this volume. We'll post another update when the books are done by July.
I AM THE ABYSS: retail trade paperbacks are almost done and the units will be prepped for shipment by June 30th, it took a couple weeks longer for us to get this one finished than expected, but the retail paperback of I AM THE ABYSS will begin shipping by first half of July. Deluxe signed slipcased hardcover will have the books complete this summer with slipcase production starting immediately thereafter for a likely Q3/Q4 shipping date. I AM GATEWAY traycased editions are also likely to be shipped in Q4. Thank you to everyone for your patience on this volume and watch for the retail trade paperback to ship soon.
Demiurge: The Complete Cthulhu Mythos Tales of Michael Shea Signed Hardcover: this volume was one of many that was at one of our main printer/binders who recently went out of business and was bought out by another printer/binder where this project has been transferred to. We had to get multiple processes restarted and this limited edition is now expected to be complete within 90 days and shipping soon thereafter. We apologize for this unforeseen delay caused by a printer/binder closing down but will do all we can to expedite this limited edition's shipping date.
The Boke of the Divill by Reggie Oliver Signed Limited Hardcover: this volume met the same fate as Demiurge where it had to be transferred to the new company that bought out our old printer/binder. We expect this volume to follow a similar time frame as Demiurge with the books being complete within 90 days and shipping soon thereafter. Thank you to everyone for your continued patience.
Return of the Old Ones Deluxe Hardcover: this was yet another volume that we are moving to the new printer/binder because it was in the queue with the previous printer. We expect printing on this deluxe to begin this summer and for slipcase production to start by end of summer with a realistic Q3/Q4 shipping time frame. Thank you very much to everyone for your continued patience on this deluxe and we will work hard to make sure it turns out great. Another update will be posted when printing officially starts.
The Children of Gla'aki Deluxe Signed & Lettered Hardcover: printing is complete and it is now at the binder who is working on one other project before they start on this edition. We are working hard to get The Children of Gla'aki deluxe binding and slipcase production complete within 60 days to get this deluxe shipped to our patient customers soon thereafter. We'll post another update when binding begins.
Sleeping Beauties Deluxe Special Edition by Stephen King and Owen King: we've shipped out roughly 40% of preorders for Sleeping Beauties and are going to be working overtime to reach 95% by end of next week. Watch for a shipping notice coming soon!
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